Garbage gone glam: Designer makes trash into fashion

January 26, 2015

Garbage Gone Glam's CEO, 28-year-old Kristen Alyce, left, tapes magazine pages onto model Courtney Quinn with help from COO Michelle Fink as they create a one of a kind dress from magazine pages on Jan. 16, 2015 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Alyce has partnered with Simon malls and other national and local clients such as the Palm Beach Outlets

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ó When word got out that Kristen Alyce wanted to start her own business, friends, family and even strangers started dumping trash on her front door.

A giant bag stuffed with shredded paper. Tons of plastic bags and cereal boxes. A box of X-rays.

The budding 20-something entrepreneur couldnít be more grateful.

Twenty-eight year-old Kristen Alyce founded Garbage Gone Glam to create head-turning one of a kind dresses from recycled material for marketing events.

The plastic bags, egg cartons, coffee filters and other recyclable material would become tools of the trade for Alyce, a fashion designer and the CEO of Garbage Gone Glam.

Garbage Gone Glam creates trendy dresses for businesses to be used at trade shows, fundraisers, marketing and special events where they want their brand to stand out and turn heads.

Its client roster includes the Palm Beach Outlets, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, a West Palm Beach Hyundai dealership, retailers, restaurants, among others.

"The dresses are all one of a kind, handmade by me," said Alyce, 28.

Custom dresses for clients start at $2,000. There are also dresses available on Garbage Gone Glamís website, starting at $500.



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